13 July 2020

Shopping Sustainably

Written by Published in Good Brands

bluelabelle.co.uk

yourssustainably.com

equinoxkombucha.com

pepperandcute.com

equinoxkombucha.com

bluelabelle.co.uk

pepperandcute.com

yourssustainably.com

Shopping patterns have changed drastically since the world went into lockdown, but with restrictions easing, supporting independent businesses both online and in-store can make a huge difference to the green economy. Sublime recommends four stores that strive to put positive impact before profit.

DSC 0198Equinox Kombucha 

Over 70 percent of your immune system relies on your gut. It’s responsible for heart health, too, as well as digesting food, and sometimes it needs a bit of a boost. Craft brewed from Chun-Mee Green Tea and containing vitamins, antioxidants, and good bacteria, the living goodness of Equinox Kombucha is perfect for gut health.

Health is just the beginning, because Equinox Kombucha is an ethical company founded on sustainable values. Doing the right thing is extremely important to them, and they’re serious about proving their dedication to sustainability, inclusion, and ethics. For this reason, they are working towards B Corp certification, a measure of a company’s performance on a social and environmental level.

With the planet at the heart of all they do, it’s no wonder their kombucha is so good. Better still, it’s 100 percent organic, vegan, gluten free, and raw. It’s also available in six flavours, including Original, Peach and Turmeric, Raspberry and Elderflower, Pink Grapefruit and Guava, Wild Berry, and Ginger, and there are bottles of limited edition Spiced Gingerbread and cans of Espresso Coffee to try too. Each flavour is a revitalising little lift that’s an easy swap from sugary soft drinks or alcohol. And they must be good if they’ve been awarded four Great Taste Awards.

Flying off the shelves in the UK and many countries across Northern Europe and Scandinavia, everyone’s talking about Equinox Kombucha. And when it’s as healthy as it is delicious, it’s not hard to see why it’s growing to be the continent’s favourite.

equinoxkombucha.com


RokabackpackYOURS SUSTAINABLY

Shopping norms have certainly changed in 2020. If queuing on the high street sounds like a nightmare, browsing online from the comfort of your own home might be your best bet.

Yours Sustainably is the one-stop shop for ethical, eco-friendly gifts. Inspired by love for traditional craft, world culture, and concerns for the future of the environment, the Kent- based online boutique was founded in 2011 by a mother-daughter duo. After all, sustainable products can be beautiful as well as functional, and shopping ethically should not involve compromises on style and design.

With each gift carefully selected from around the globe for its positive credentials, every single item is either sustainable, socially responsible, fairtrade, or eco-friendly. Working with small suppliers means traditional crafting skills are valued, new businesses are supported, and disadvantaged communities can continue to thrive. From scarves woven from waste fibres of the banana harvest in Nepal and summer bags lovingly crocheted by artisans in Madagascar to traditional wooden toys, fairtrade plushies, and beautiful hand-printed books, Yours Sustainably gifts accomodate any eco-lover.

In response to the threat single-use plastic poses to our environment, Yours Sustainably also offer a range of innovative solutions - washable sandwich wraps, natural beeswax sheets and durable bamboo and cornstarch lunch boxes and cutlery will easily replace plastic, wasteful clingfilm and tinfoil. Gifts made from waste materials have been chosen for their style and design; backpacks made from plastic recovered from the ocean and jewellery created from upcycled colouring pencils are just the beginning. Yours Sustainably believe that we can all play a part in supporting the circular economy. By choosing ‘Gifts That Matter’, you are empowering the people who make them and helping protect and preserve our planet.

yourssustainably.com


IMG 9274 resultadoPepper and Cute

Pepper and Cute began in 2018 with a dream of making the perfect stationery to help their customers get organised, stay organised, and have fun in the process. Based in Glasgow, they design and ship all products in fully recyclable packaging, minimising their environmental impact in an effort to make sure that the tomorrow that everyone is planning for is a better one.

Under the tagline, ‘Stationery for Cute people who love putting some Pepper in life’, the company’s flagship product is a range of motivational diaries, designed to encourage the user to achieve and exceed their goals. Filled with cute illustrations, handy sections, and helpful bits and bobs, items can be complemented with cute stationery, adorable travel accessories, and beautiful notebooks.

In the spirit of getting people organised, Pepper and Cute recognise the challenges Covid-19 has brought into our lives. In response, they have released a completely free weekly planner, available to download from their website, hoping to help you stay focused during difficult times, giving something back to their community and everyone who ever has or ever will shop at Pepper and Cute in the future.

pepperandcute.com


BluelabelleBlue Labelle

Originally starting out with a couple of facial oils, Pascale Edwards-Labelle’s range has expanded to include award-winning skincare products, all registered by The Vegan Society, and formulated especially to nourish and rejuvenate from head to toe. 

Each Blue Labelle product is handmade by Edwards-Labelle in their workroom and shop on the Isle of Wight. They operate a low waste, just-in-time manufacturing process, resulting in all of their skincare being made with the freshest ingredients in micro-batches.

With Blue Labelle’s products featuring wonderful organic ingredients like moringa oil, cacao butter, and pineapple powder, Edwards-Labelle delights in sharing their properties, history, and how your skin will benefit from using them on their website. 

By using organic ingredients, Blue Labelle actively supports an industry with the environment and sustainability at its heart, focused on wildlife and soil health. Furthermore, every single product listed on their website is suitable for vegans - an important principle for the brand, supporting suppliers and manufacturers who champion cruelty-free products.

The company also stocks skincare by Benecos, Organii, and Natural Wisdom, making it a one-stop shop for all of your natural and vegan cosmetic needs. Whether you’re looking for natural mascara, organic body oil, a vegan SPF 50 or a hand-crafted shampoo bar, you know where to look.

bluelabelle.co.uk


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